Codes and Frequencies
HCFMM9 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a shop as a source for female condoms. This response category is country-specific to Myanmar.
Some samples in the "HCF" series include multiple categories that can be consolidated into a single broad response. IPUMS-DHS uses supplemental programming to combine these responses in a standard variable, while also preserving the separate responses in country-specific variables.
HCFMM9 is combined with HCFMM10 (betel nut shop) in HCFSHOP (all shops/retailers) for the 2015 Myanmar sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCFMM9 are encouraged to review HCFSHOP for a more comprehensive response category.
HCFMM9 has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
An open-ended question on known sources for female condoms is included in the standard DHS questionnaire in Phases IV forward.
Although HCFMM9 is a country-specific response not included in the standard DHS modules, it is combined with other responses in HCFSHOP, a standard variable that encompasses all shops/retailers as potential sources for female condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCFMM9 or the Comparability tab of HCFSHOP for more information on the specific categories combined for the 2015 Myanmar sample.
- Myanmar 2015: All women age 15-49.